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Re: Ty's Offroad Trailer Build!!

Post by Ty on Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:35 am

I decided that i'm not very good at projects. I go into a project with a pretty good idea of what I want to do with it, then change my mind about a hundred times during the process.

I've notice that a lot of the corners on the wood are pretty rotted. Mostly on the floor and front panels. So I'm going to need to replace it. While the wood is out what do you guys think about me chopping about 12" off the top. That would put it at 36" tall or I could even chop 24" and build a top that I could open along with the tailgate. If I go 36" I would still feel comfortable throwing a pad down and sleep in it if my boys aren't with me (I don't see this happening, but you never know).

Thoughts PLEASE!!

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Post by Kevin on Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:59 am

I still think you're putting too much effort into it. It was great when you were just going to make it usable and run it, but at the rate you're going you'll have put more effort into building this thing than making a new one from scratch, and it still won't be exactly what you want.

Get some plywood, replace the walls, and get camping!

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Re: Ty's Offroad Trailer Build!!

Post by Ty on Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:12 am

I actually think if I chopped it, it would be a lot closer to what I want.  Really what I want is something like Carl has.  Which I could cut 30" off and through some sides on and be done.  But when I think about it I could keep it 24"-36" tall and have a removable lid and have a more multifunctional trailer.  Something more weather proof, I could through a pad down and climb in for and overnighter, something I could even store my gear in if I want.  I did want something like my dads, but thinking about it, it is more of a kitchen on wheels.  It is a great trailer for what he is going to use it for, but I need something a little less specific.

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Post by dutchman on Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:32 am

I think it's a touch too tall. I like the idea of chopping it some.

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Post by Andrew on Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:54 pm

chop it!

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Post by Ty on Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:07 am

Chopping it!!








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Post by Ty on Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:10 am

What's your opinion on sealed and painted OSB??? I have a sheet of steel that I am going to bent to fit up the front and over the top, but I want to finish the sides and floor for fairly cheap. I read somewhere that OSB if sealed good will stand up as well and any because it is pressed wood so not all the gaps and pockets inside. Just wondering your opinion.

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Re: Ty's Offroad Trailer Build!!

Post by dutchman on Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:26 am

I don't have any opinion. Sorry!

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